Festive Flurry

Today I was fortunate to be able to share my love of stamping and creating with a group of ladies who get together and craft every week.  They requested something for Christmas, so we made some cards and decorated a box using the Festive Flurries stamp set,(Wood #131778, Clear #131781) and matching Framelits Dies (#132193), (Bundle – Wood #133284, Clear #133285)
The first card was this one:

 

The colours I have chosen are Smokey Slate, Pool Party and Island Indigo.  The Smokey Slate is a lot darker than it looks here, so all we did was to stamp off the ink before stamping it onto the cardstock, which makes it a lovely silvery grey.
Then we added a “belly band” to one of the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes (#130927):

And our third project was another card, this one using the Starburst technique.

Here we also used some of the gorgeous Winter Frost Specialty papers (#132341), which are just so pretty, and a small piece of the Silver Foil Sheets (#132178).
I am usually a traditional girl when it comes to Christmas colours, but this year I am just loving these colours.  Nice to have a change sometimes 🙂
I am also loving these Festive Flurries…. yep, plenty more of those coming your way!
Happy stamping!
Chris

 

 

Dynamic Duos #50

Here are the colours for this week’s Dynamic Duos challenge……

This week all the cards from the Design Team are birthday cards, a special celebration for Design Team member Vicki Burdick, whose birthday was a few days ago.  So, Happy Birthday Vicki, I hope you had a fabulous day!

My card uses the Elements of Style stamp set, firstly the swirl is stamped tone on tone onto the base layer.  The beautiful flower image has been stamped using black Stazon ink, and then I have coloured inside the black outline with markers directly onto the Very Vanilla cardstock.  I coloured the leaves in Sahara Sand, the flowers were coloured with Blushing Bride first and then with Calypso Coral over the top to add some depth and shading.  The image and the the Crumb Cake layer have both been cut using the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies, and of course I had to add some paper piercing! The sentiment is an individual stamp called Beautiful Birthday (Page 44 of the Annual Catalogue).

Sadly, this is my last challenge with Dynamic Duos Design Team, it has been a fantastic six months and I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I have spent working with this amazing group of ladies.  They are all so incredibly talented, creative and inspirational.  I am sure I will be playing along with the next lot of colour challenges and the new Design Team, so keep an eye out for the announcement of who will be taking over for the next round.
And I hope you will continue to check in here and see what I have been doing, it has been wonderful to get all of the lovely comments and I do enjoy sharing my creations with you.
Happy stamping.
Chris

Dynamic Duos #40

This week’s colour challenge from Dynamic Duos is to use the colours Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black, what a stunning combination!  As an extra option, you can use clouds on your creation, however I chose not to with this week’s challenge.


I used this combination to make hubbies Valentine’s card, rather than traditional colours, but wanted to do something a little different, so I have made a swing card.  I haven’t attempted these before, and was quite pleased with how it turned out, however it does make it rather difficult to photograph!  So I apologise in advance for the photo, really doesn’t do it justice.

I have used the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and the matching Framelits Dies (current Seasonal Catalogue, Page 11), and also included one of the “Love” tickets from the Artisan Embellishments Kit ( current Seasonal Catalogue, Page 10).  And I have used the cute little hearts from the Henry Says stamp set.

I do hope you join us again this week.  Lots of inspiration again from the rest of the wonderful Design Team.

Happy Stamping!
Chris